Fee Structure


Course modules will mainly be taught through group sessions. The teacher at his discretion may add a few individual sessions based on the requirement. Advanced course modules and students who need preparation for arangetrams or special performances, concerts will be taught through individual lessons or in smaller groups.

Learning in a group gives students a sense of inclusiveness and company. It helps them see music as an activity that like-minded and similar aged children enjoy doing. A good peer group creates an excellent ambience for children to learn and to enjoy the process. It incentivizes them to work on their music with a healthy group dynamic and better sense of accomplishment. On the technical front, learning in a group has several advantages. It helps students get out of self-consciousness as they see other children work their way through the same lessons. In addition, students watch others sing/play and develop the art of self-correction by learning form others’ mistakes.

The course will be delivered through a mix of:

  • Practical Lessons
  • Theoretical concepts with emphasis on application
  • Lessons with Visiting Artists (might also include cross-instrument lessons such as percussion lessons for vocal students.)
  • Lessons with Teaching Assistants (typically senior disciples of the faculty)
Fee Schedule

All faculties/levels

$30 per class

Arangetram Preparation

Please contact the teacher

Individual Classes



  • Fees must be paid for every 10 classes in advance to the bank account provided.
  • BSB: 062-692 
  • Account Number: 7029 0070
  • Account Name: Geervani Academy of Performing Arts 
  • The lesson fees includes the lesson, course material any recordings as well as access to the academy learning management portal. 
  • If any visiting artists (whose charges may differ from the above) are engaged for special training, prior information will be given to parents
  • The fees might be revised from time to time
  • There may be occasional additional expenses for such things as workshops or other learning opportunities that may arise or be organized for the benefit of the students.


  1. Students will have to adhere to the curriculum and content recommended by the faculty. They must not seek lessons outside of the school unless permitted by the faculty.
  2. If the training of the student in any other genre of music is seen to be interfering with his lessons in the school (for instance, training in western music, which is predominantly based on steady notes, interfering with the ability to sing gamaka-s), then the student and parents will be made aware of the same, and would need to address the issue. If the issue is not handled, the faculty might recommend termination of lessons in the school, and recommend that the student focus on the other genre completely
  3. The blended learning model will include a judicious mix of offline (pre-recorded), online (over the internet) and in-person (classroom) sessions. Students and parents cannot insist on any particular model of instruction, and it will be at the discretion of the faculty to judiciously mix all of them and deliver the best blended learning.
  4. Classes may include segments such as – learning about instruments, theory, listening sessions, short student presentations etc. This will be in addition to the regular lessons.
  5. Performing artistes will be favored as faculty for the Dhvani school, in order to give students training in performance, concert planning, navigating the field of music etc. In keeping with this, parents must appreciate that the faculty might need to re-adjust their classes sometimes, to accommodate their concert schedules. Parents and students should try to be flexible with this, and appreciate that such accommodation is needed to ensure that their children learn from actively performing artistes.
  6. Students must attend all Dhvani programs and a minimum of six programs is required. As developing a trained ear for music is a vital aspect to developing musical acumen, Dhvani classes will also include concert de-briefing sessions where students will learn to deconstruct and critically evaluate what was heard/witnessed in the previous concert.
  7. The faculty of the school will assess and advise in a reasonable way, what’s a good time for a student to perform, as well as what’s the right platform for such a performance – based on the student’s musical abilities and development. Students and their parents must not try to impose any specific performance time frames.
  8. It is at the discretion of the faculty, whether or not to encourage specific requests to prepare the student for musical performances/ competitions. Extra coaching for such events will be charged extra

A Special Note for Parents

  • Parents need to ensure that their child maintains the prescribed practice schedule. A practice log is to be maintained on Google sheets and daily entries made in the same.
  • Parents are urged not to correct students during practice sessions. If there are any concerns, they can be directly discussed with the teacher.
  • Bring your children to classes and pick them up punctually. Parents are not allowed to sit in on classes.
  • The fees for every 10 classes should be remitted promptly.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend the monthly concerts conducted by GAPA along with their children. A greater engagement with the art from the family ensures better involvement of children.
  • Ensure that students follow what is expected of them.
  • Please speak with your children in an Indian language as much as possible and encourage them to speak back with you in your mother tongue.
  • Make sure the children are enjoying music.
The following will be expected of the student:
  • Be punctual and regular in attending classes and completing assignments
  • Arrive to class 10-15 minutes in advance to warm up
  • Practice according to your assigned practice schedule and maintain a practice log
  • Participate in guided listening and social/community musical events
  • Bring all your music class related items such as recording equipment, music note book or binders, pencils, stainless steel water bottle
  • Adhere to the dress code and come in Indian attire to classes
  • Maintain a log book of music and dance programs you attend
  • Speak for an hour every day in your family’s language and work on your pronunciation
  • The most important rule is to enjoy listening to music


Gapa recognizes that there may be occasions when a student is unable to make it to a class. Following are the rules for class rescheduling.

  1. Except in emergencies, students must inform Gapa about missing a class 24 hours in advance.
  2. Gapa would like to extend to its students, the opportunity to make-up for missed classes and cope with the lessons.
  3. Students who miss a class can reserve a make-up session with the teacher. For this, Gapa will earmark one regular time slot every week.
    • If students miss a class, they may reserve a spot on the make-up session schedule.
    • Make up sessions should be reserved 24 hours in advance.
    • Walk-in students will be accepted, but individual attention will not be guaranteed. Students with a reservation will be given preference.
    • All students reserving a slot for a particular make up session will be taught together.
    • If there are multiple students in a make-up session, the time of the make-up class will be divided amongst all the students.
    • When there are multiple students, each will be taught the newest lesson missed. Other students can listen.
    • There will be no additional fee for make-up sessions.
    • It is recommended that the students take the make-up sessions in the same week that they have missed a class, so that they will be on even footing with the rest of the class right from their next session.
    • Missing multiple classes does not guarantee multiple make-up sessions. For example, if three consecutive classes are missed, the lessons will be made up in one make-up class
    • The teacher reserves the right to call the student for more than one make-up class if she feels that will be necessary/helpful for the student.

    These rules are designed to ensure that all of us have an exceptional experience and to maximize the learning for every student. Your cooperation and observance of these will not only help us further that goal, it will also enable us all to put forth our best as much as we expect that of the students. Gapa reserves the right to change, update, modify and improve these rules and other documents as necessary.